Be Update May 2021

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The Latest News from Be. Lab
Hello and welcome! May has been a busy month for us and we have a lot of exciting
updates for you, starting with...
May 20th was Global Accessibility Awareness Day so we held a fantastic event with
our partners at Microsoft. It was an opportunity to share with our networks practical
ways that New Zealand businesses can commit to increasing accessibility within
their organisation, by hiring diverse talent through our one-of-a-kind employment
programme, starting today.
We are excited to share some of the great work we’ve been doing with Auckland
Live, and EY, as they take practical steps towards reaching their goal of 100%
Plus, we had a great day at a sign language class to brush up on our signing skills
for New Zealand Sign Language week - see our team in action below! 
Also, our sister organisation, the Global Centre of Possibility launched a brilliant new
access entrepreneur programme which we can’t wait to tell you more about.
Team Be. Lab
Our Global Accessibility Awareness Day Event with Microsoft
The aim of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) is to get people thinking and
talking about accessibility, and the one billion people worldwide with access needs
and disabilities.
So on GAAD, 20th May, we held a great event with our partners, Microsoft New
Zealand. They spoke about their accessibility journey with Be. Lab, and their future
plans to continue this journey to expand accessibility in tech, workforce and
Our Talent team spoke about how we can support businesses on their journey
towards 100% accessibility, and introduced some of our outstanding talent who are
ready to be matched with employers keen to discover the benefits of employing
diverse talent.
Find out more about our amazing event here.   (link to come)
Our Latest News
Working with Auckland Live to make arts & entertainment venues more
Arts and entertainment can enrich everyone’s lives, but that only works if venues are
accessible. So, we’re very happy to be working with Auckland Live on their
accessibility journey, focusing on customer service, the online and booking journey
and the physical experience of their venues. 
Read the Blog 
Partnering with EY through our mentoring programme, to promote inclusivity
in the workplace
Mentoring is critical to the wrap around support Be. Lab provides our talented job
seekers. We are so pleased that international professional services organisation, EY
New Zealand, have embraced mentoring as part of their focus on diversity and
Learn about EY’s collaboration with Be. Lab’s Talent Shop here EY: Partnering
with Be. Lab's mentoring programme to promote inclusivity in the workplace
Celebrating New Zealand Sign Language Week
Organised by Deaf Aotearoa, New Zealand Sign Language Week (10th - 16th May)
raises awareness of the language and culture of New Zealand's Deaf community. 
To mark this, our team took part in a sign language class - check out our Instagram
highlights to see what we learnt!
Latest news from our sister organisation GCOP
Global Centre of Possibility New Leadership Programme Kicks Off
Our sister organisation, the Global Centre of Possibility (founded by our founder,
Minnie Baragwanath) has successfully launched a Possibility Leadership
Programme, championing 13 amazing access entrepreneurs and innovators.
They are working on projects, social change initiatives and innovations that are
designed to contribute to a fully accessible Aotearoa for every citizen and visitor. 
Discover More Here; Global Centre of Possibility Launches New Access
Entrepreneurship Programme - Global Centre of Possibility (
Discover all our latest accessibility news on our website Our
friendly team is always here to match Access Citizens with awesome employment
opportunities, and to support New Zealand Businesses in their journey to 100%

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